Can you help David Ancliffe and his wife who are researching their family history. Whaplode Drove is where my Great Grandad George Ancliffe is shown on the 1881 census at Whaplode Bank with his wife Mary and 5 children. He is described as a Railway Labourer & free Methodist Preacher.

In the 1891 census he is living at Dockings Holt Little Sutton and has 4 further children including my Grandfather Joseph Ellis Ancliffe born 1884 Sutton St Nicholas.   George is then shown in the 1901 and 1911 censuses at Gatehouse Long Sutton. He died in 1924 and is buried in Long Sutton with Mary

Joseph became an Apprentice Carpenter on the M & G Railway before joining the Lincs Police in 1905 and subsequently being stationed in Stamford, Caythorpe, Barrowby, Market Deeping, Deeping St James, Gedney Drove End and finally Ruskington.

Anecdotally I believe Joseph was expelled from school for hitting a Master when he was doling out corporal punishment to Joseph’s best friend!!!